Reviewer:Mind Wondrin -
September 16, 2012 Subject:
End of 1st East Coast post-hiatus run
The end of a great 4-day run in Boston, first since the hiatus. This used to show up in lots of head collections since it was FM-simulcast. I think it was my first '76. It sounded so different (Jer was playing his Travis Bean TB500 through a Mesa-Boogie on this tour; a set-up he would drop by the end of the year). Now we have lowest gens plus six tracks (though not necessarily the highlights, so you still need the FM) appear on Road Trips 4-5. Not the best show of the run but with a few big standouts. Row Jimmy drags but Jer has that unique early-'76 tone. FotD has amazing Keith but Jer doesn't quite grok. Mission is rare, sure, but this isn't the best one. Wheel is a set opener and has an ending. The encore looks better on paper.
1st Set: B+ 2nd Set: C
Overall: 3 1/2 Stars
Samson - 76 style, pre-LP lyrics, unique, A+
Music Never Stopped - so many good ones in '76 but this benefits from tamed Donna
Big River - a '76 staple, but really A+
Looks Like Rain - Jer with the different tone but also a '76 approach for Bobby's song & OK Donna
Comes a Time - this was new at the time; odd, unique and incredible ending make this a remarkable version
The moore.berger source sounds best to me. Just wait til Ken45 (review below) learns about matrix recordings.
Reviewer:Evan S. Hunt -
June 11, 2011 Subject:
Dead Feeling Around
Feeling around in the dark and trying to find again their sea legs.
This is a passably good concert. Not a rave-up but totally adequate. Nice sound, nice recording. I love the Mission in the Rain song and played this show just to hear it, but stuck it out.
Will award it a 5 star rating anyway, though I do not express much enthusiasm. Read my other reviews of other shows. This one was a vacation for me. It was something to accompany my preparation of the evening's Child supper. Wild Turkey Surprise, no less. Threw the pooch the wishbone. He's over there in the corner right now yakking on it.
what a killer tune too bad it was so short lived in the GD repretoire and this one's my favorite of the 5 they played oh by the way the rest of the show rocks too
August 19, 2010 Subject:
This show is awsome!
Hello. I have a version of this show from live dead .???. I really can't remember its been like 10 years or so um I also have 06-07-77. The audio quality for both shows are in my opinion better than what the archive currently provides, however there is some noise in the '76 show and I think it would be best if someone could play what I have at the same tempo as the archive material and make a new recording combining the two audio captures together into one harmonious representation of a live show, I tried this on my pc and I could not achive perfect phase sync but I did learn that AUD's and SBD'd sound best when played simultaneously. It really sounds like you are at the show when you do that!. IMO way better than each on its own.
March 24, 2010 Subject:
this was one great show in the summer of 76
all the way one of the best dead of that of year its has everything it changed peoples lives after this one things were never the same it became the 3 night shows no more 1 night stands getting tickets for this was pure luck the music hall was like no other venue the sound was incredible and I have this tape from my friend who taped the show on the radio from wbru which was feeding from wbcn .Jerry had his Travis bean it was supposedly billy birthday .